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Poster: billbarstad Date: Nov 23, 2010 3:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

Coleman Francis! Thanks for pointing that out.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Nov 23, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

His last appearance (in anything, I believe) was a bit part as a drunk telling dirty jokes at the party in Russ Meyers' Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Pretty sad. At least in T-Bird Gang he still looked healthy and sounded good.

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Poster: tristero Date: Nov 23, 2010 3:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

He's also in Killers from Space, as the "Guy in Power Plant Who Answers Phone (uncredited)", according to IMDB.

Or, to put it in Coleman Francis-speak: Place a call. Some one answers.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Nov 23, 2010 3:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

I saw him in was an episode of Sgt Preston of the Yukon, too. He did a lot of stuff, like This Island Earth as a delivery man. Francis and Ray Dennis Steckler were friends ("Coley" was in a few Steckler films, narrating Thrill Killers with that same flat tone he had in Yucca Flats), and Steckler spoke of him fondly in a couple of DVD commentaries. One of the most obscure things Francis did that I came across was an appearance in a "docudrama" called The Last American Hobo.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Nov 23, 2010 4:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

I've looked around for copies of Red Zone Cuba and The Skydivers, but can't find any. We really should have them at IA.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Nov 23, 2010 4:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

Not sure if they are PD. The producer (Tony Cardoza) still sells VHS tapes of RZC, and Skydivers was on one of the early MST3K DVD box sets in both "MSTed" and "un-MSTed" form. I bought it only for the un-MSTed version. ;)

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Nov 23, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films

The Skydivers isn't PD.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000577164 / 1991-12-17
Renewal registration for: PA0000553930 / 1963-12-01
Title: Skydivers. By Cardoza-Francis Film Productions.
Copyright Claimant: Crown International Pictures, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Skydivers
Other Title: Panic at Half Moon Hill.
Names: Cardoza-Francis Film Productions
Crown International Pictures, Inc.

The 1986 re-release of Red Zone Cuba was registered for copyright, but an earlier copy could be PD if it doesn't contain a copyright notice.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000385908 / 1986-01-09
Application Title: Night train to Mondo Fine.
Title: Red Zone Cuba / produced by Anthony Cardoza ; written and directed by Coleman Francis.
Description: 2 videocassettes : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Copyright Claimant: Anthony Cardoza Enterprises
Date of Creation: 1964
Date of Publication: 1974-12-15
Authorship on Application: Cardoza-Francis Film Productions, employer for hire.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Names: Cardoza, Anthony
Francis, Coleman
Anthony Cardoza Enterprises
Cardoza-Francis Film Productions